Karakorum (Kharkhorin), Kharkhorin

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#3 of 18 in Historic Sites in Mongolia
Explore the ruins of Karakorum (Kharkhorin), the ancient capital of the Mongol empire and part of the Orkhon Valley World Heritage Site. The town reached its peak in the 13th and 14th centuries, used by Genghis Khan as a base for his army and later expanded by his son, Ogodei. Excavations performed in the 20th century unearthed a variety of remains, including roads, temple walls, and kiln ovens. Visit the archaeological museum nearby to admire an array of valuable artifacts uncovered from the area, as well as a large replica of what the city may have looked like in the 13th century. Add Karakorum (Kharkhorin) to your Kharkhorin travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kharkhorin online trip builder .
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  • Karakorum was the capital in times of Mongolian Imperial. The son of Gengis Khan settled the capital here. Today you can visit a small place of the ruins, close to the monastery. You can read more abo...  more »
  • Lovely small town with friendly helpful people. The monastery is magnificent, a stunning piece of work. Nothing left from the great city itself but a turtle rock.  more »
  • Here is the old capital of date. Genghis Khan. No big name Genghis Khan, because Mongolia has the ability construction and raenkhaen Mongol tribe, semi nomadic fair Hotel life on horseback, which is created and a pulpy, because he more than pleasing people smash Khan jewelry or building it is.
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